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Osborne House

East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Former retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (circa 1845) still retains a large collection of the royal couple's possessions, art work and photographs. Also home to the Swiss Cottage for Victoria's children, and the private beach and bathing machine.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swiss cottage” (1,178 reviews)
“private beach” (334 reviews)
“queen victoria” (746 reviews)
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East Cowes PO32 6JX, England
+44 1983 200022
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Reviewed today

My review title says 'days' out because that is exactly what there is here, we have visited many times and are not getting tired of the place. It is lovely to have a gentle stroll down to the beach and sit in one of the...More

Thank awhittall
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed half a day here. House interesting (even for 8 and 9 year olds) and gardens lovely. You can really imagine how relaxing it was for Queen Victoria to spend quality family time here. Durbar room really unique and beautiful. Only slight downside was...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed yesterday

I feel the grounds and the outside of the building is more impressive than the inside which is gloomy in the atmosphere. I just loved the beach and the formal gardens. The hop on buses in the ground makes the going easier fro the less...More

Thank Lawrie52
Reviewed yesterday

Queen Victoria used this home a great deal with Prince Albert in the summer. She enjoyed the peace and quiet of the Island. It is full to the brim . The grounds are also a must. Well worth a visit.

Thank douglasroberts4
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well my wife and i were here 30 years ago and guess what the same dust was on the marble statues as it was then dont they ever clean the place this was one of Queen Victorias favorite places well she did not want much...More

1  Thank _webber1943
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Osborne House with some friends, 1 who is disabled. We enjoy historical houses but normally cannot see much if you are disabled. Well Osborne House pulls out all the stops. There are lifts to the first floor and staff could not have been...More

Thank CouplesUk
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here on the first day of our 3 night break and were not disappointed. Walking around staff were knowledgeable and friendly, and always willing to answer any questions. There was so much to see I'm not sure that we saw it all despite...More

Thank 64Jazz64
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ok so I am in the 1% to rate this place so low. It is expensive to get in, it is extortionate to buy a sandwich and it is so dark and dingy inside that it is impossible to appreciate the works of art because...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

At nearly £20 each for adults the price was a bit steep if you are a member it's fantastic but we don't do many English Heritage visits so we took the hit. Otherwise a great time very pretty and informative.

Thank Drak101
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

1st stop after getting off the ferry from Southampton and what a wonderful place. House is lovely in a beautiful setting. Tour around house interesting then the grounds were lovely on a surprisingly warm & sunny October Saturday Excellent idea to have mini-buses to help...More

Thank LindaP2160
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Jan B | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn’t want to take very young children round the house, nothing of interest for them. There is the walk down to the beach where tiny tots could play but otherwise there is nothing for little ones.
6 September 2017|
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Response from Gerry O | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine so. Look on the English Heritage web site.
11 July 2017|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi Heather, tickets are available from the admissions office upon arrival. As has been suggested below, membership is a great option as it can offer you great savings on visiting our sites across the country. ^Matt